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Eagles of Death Metal Vow to Keep 'Fighting The Good Fight' After Joining U2's Paris Show Yesterday

Eagles of Death Metal, london, 2015
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Dave Catching, Josh Homme, Jesse Hughes and Joe Grimshaw of Eagles of Death Metal performs on stage at KOKO on June 17, 2015 in London.

Eagles of Death Metal joined U2 onstage during their show last night (Dec. 7) at Paris's AccorHotels Arena, marking the group's first performance in Paris since the city's deadly terrorist attacks last month, which included a strike on one of their shows at the Bataclan concert hall. 

Eagles of Death Metal Return to the Stage at U2 Paris Concert

Following the show, which included a cover of Patti Smith's "People Have The Power" as well as a performance of the band's own "I Love You All The Time," Eagles of Death Metal issued a statement thanking U2 for their gestures of support. "We want to offer our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for everything our brothers in U2 did for us in the aftermath of the November 13 attacks," wrote frontman Jesse Hughes. "They reminded us that the bad guys never take a day off, and therefore we rock ’n rollers cannot either...and we never will. We are incredibly grateful to U2 for providing us the opportunity to return to Paris so quickly, and to share in the healing power of rock ‘n roll with so many of the beautiful people -- nos amis -- of this great city."

He continued by reiterating his gratitude, and the band's commitment to performing in France. "Thank you to Bono, The Edge, Larry and Adam, thank you to their wonderful management, thank you to France, and thank you to everyone in the world who continues to prove that love, joy, and music will always overcome terror and evil," Hughes concluded. "We look forward to fighting the good fight on many more fronts very soon, especially when we pick up our tour in 2016. See you again in February, Paris."

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